Trading Assistant - Direct to Store

Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Up to £17000.00 per annum
20 Mar 2018
17 Apr 2018
2M Employment Solutions
Contract Type
Full Time

Trading Assistant - Direct to Store
Job Purpose: To provide comprehensive administration and secretarial support to the DTS team
Reports to: Business Manager - Direct to Store
Contract: Fixed term contract initially 6 months
Based: Scunthorpe
Salary: circa £17k pa + benefits

Key Result Areas:
* To support the Direct to Store team across a range of operational activities
* To liaise directly with, and provide support and assistance to members, suppliers and central office staff

Job Knowledge
* Knowledge of general desktop IT solutions including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Software training will be provided and maintained where required
* A full understanding of Direct to Store suppliers to allow first line customer service to members
* Knowledge of Cognos and PO Systems

Specific Areas of Work:
* Provide secretarial and administrative support
* Liaise directly with group members and suppliers, building and maintaining effective relationships at all levels
* Co-ordinate and produce supplier trading agreements, reviewing and updating regularly to meet ongoing business requirements
* Liaise with internal departments (e. Member Support Department, Sales, IT, Finance) to resolve outstanding discrepancies and issues for members and suppliers as necessary
* Develop and maintain accurate and accessible systems and databases in relation to Direct to Store trading, member information, and category turnover
* Provide support for Direct to Store marketing projects (EComm and printed)
* Manage and control departmental financial processes (Purchase Orders, Invoicing, P&L and Budgets/Forecasts)
* Carry out ad hoc projects for the department as required

Job Skills and Competencies

Interpersonal Skills
* Ability to work effectively as a team member
* Good communication skills (verbal and written) with a pleasant personality and confident telephone manner
* Capable of working efficiently and accurately to specific deadlines
* Ability and confidence to use own initiative

Technical Skills
* Good basic education
* Excellent organisational and administration skills
* Ability to create accurate data reports for efficient production of management information

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